Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Lycia zonaria Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Belted Beauty

Family: Geometridae
Checklist Number: 70.250

A nationally scarce species but common here on coastal machair and dunes. The females are flightless and can be seen on sunny days on fence posts from March to May

The larvae feed on a range of low-growing plants associated with machair

Lycia zonaria
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